These double chocolate baked donuts are as delicious as they are healthy. No really! These donuts are amazing!!
As a girl, I didn't often get to eat donuts. Lucky for me, my aunt owned a donut shop. It was always a treat for us to stop by her donut shop and pick out our favorite. No surprise that mine was always a sprinkled donut. It was so fun to sit and talk to her. She always had a way of making us feel so grown up. I loved the treat mostly because she loved having us eat something our parents didn't give us as treats as home. She was always so good to completely and utterly spoil us. Even to this day when I talk to her or get an email from her she always has a way of making me feel like my time with her is important.
These double chocolate zucchini donuts are the grown up version of the donuts you love. These are the perfect treat to indulge in, taste amazing but also give you a dose of good healthy stuff. Why is it that a famous Adam Sandler line pops into my head? "Everytime I drink a milkshake my a** jiggles for a week." Yeah, it's kind of like that now eating treats so I've got to make them a little healthier now.
These are so good you can even make them up and freeze them, then pull them out when your chocolate craving hits. Which for me is quite often.
- ½ cup butter, softened
- ⅔ cup brown or coconut sugar
- ⅓ cup buttermilk
- 1 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup shredded zucchini
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 ½ tsp. baking powder
- 1 ½ tsp. baking soda
- 2 cup whole wheat, unbleached all purpose flour or gluten free flour
- ½ cup. cocoa powder
- ½ cup. miniature chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons melted butter or 2 tablespoons oil (melted coconut oil works fine too)
- 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 2 tablespoons hot water
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a donut pan and set aside.
- In a bowl of the mixer, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. (Approximately 2-3 minutes).
- Turn the mixer to low and add in the buttermilk, yogurt, salt and zucchini, stirring until smooth. Add the cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, flour and cocoa powder, continuing to stir until well combined. Turn off mixer, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into a Ziploc bag. Snip off the corner of the Ziploc bag and squeeze donut batter into each donut mold, filling about ⅔ of the way full. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-16 minutes.
- Remove the donuts from the oven and allow to sit for several minutes in the pan before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling completely. Frost when cooled.
- Mix together ingredients in a bowl. Stir until smooth. Add additional hot water (1-2 teaspoons at a time) to thin if needed. As sauce cools it will begin to thicken. To keep at the same consistency you may need to add in an additional 1-2 teaspoons of water at a time to thin and keep in it's original form. Dip the tops of each donut in the glaze, then set back on the cooling rack to harden.
These look awesome! And a little healthier treat sounds pretty good to me too. Pinning! Thank you so much for taking the time to link up with us at VMG206 Brag About It link party! Happy to see you there. Btw, I'm a new follower and looking forward to seeing more of your recipes!
These look sooo yummy!
Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
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THank you so much. Always love coming to your blog--even on non party days! 🙂
Wow, that's inventive! Sounds absolutely delicious.
I would love for you to share your recipe with our Thursday Link Up Party- Idea box:
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Oh my…so delicious! I'm always get so excited to see what you have brought to the party! Pinned and tweeted. Thank you for being part of our party. I hope to see you on tonight at 7. Lou Lou Girls